History WesternAnimation / WoodyWoodpecker

27th Apr '18 10:32:04 PM NewWorldMan
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* PrivateEyeMonologue: Parodied (along with other HardboiledDetective tropes) in "Winnie Woodpecker PI".

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* PrivateEyeMonologue: Parodied (along with other HardboiledDetective tropes) in "Winnie Woodpecker PI"."Winnie, P.I.".



* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse: Woody had to take the worst seat in a baseball stadium because all others had already been sold before he had a chance to buy one. Then Dooley tried to steal it.

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* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse: Woody had to take the worst seat in TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from wearing a baseball stadium because all others had already been sold before he had a chance to buy one. Then Dooley tried to steal it.skirt and having her hair (feathers) bent forward, Winnie is almost indistinguishable from Woody.



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from wearing a skirt and having her hair (feathers) bent forward, Winnie is almost indistinguishable from Woody.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from wearing a skirt and having her hair (feathers) bent forward, Winnie is almost indistinguishable from Woody.ThreeShorts


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* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse: Woody had to take the worst seat in a baseball stadium because all others had already been sold before he had a chance to buy one. Then Dooley tried to steal it.
2nd Apr '18 7:47:19 AM ttujxfjnjgnhygfckj
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2nd Apr '18 3:39:26 AM jormis29
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* CaptainErsatz: Woody was ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn initially]]) one of the early WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, and the "prototypes" of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny from the shorts "Porky's Hare Hunt" and "Hare-Um Scare-Um", both of which were directed by Ben Hardaway. The rabbit in the shorts not only shares [[Creator/MelBlanc the same actor]] as Bugs and Daffy, but even uses a laugh almost identical to Woody's, albeit not sped up.

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* CaptainErsatz: Woody was ([[CharacterizationMarchesOn initially]]) one of the early WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, and the "prototypes" of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny from the shorts "Porky's Hare Hunt" "WesternAnimation/PorkysHareHunt" and "Hare-Um Scare-Um", "WesternAnimation/HareUmScareUm", both of which were directed by Ben Hardaway. The rabbit in the shorts not only shares [[Creator/MelBlanc the same actor]] as Bugs and Daffy, but even uses a laugh almost identical to Woody's, albeit not sped up.
2nd Mar '18 5:59:41 AM cheril59
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* ArtEvolution: Season 3 saw the show switch to digital ink and paint.
28th Feb '18 6:21:38 PM RHJNYHJRTYH
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28th Feb '18 6:18:46 PM RHJNYHJRTYH
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28th Feb '18 5:58:31 PM jormis29
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* Woody Woodpecker: A CGI/Live-Action film, originally released in Brazil on October 5, 2017 with an international release in 2018

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* Woody Woodpecker: Film/WoodyWoodpecker: A CGI/Live-Action film, originally released in Brazil on October 5, 2017 with an international release in 2018
28th Feb '18 2:46:53 PM Khrunwahl02
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''Woody Woodpecker'' is an iconic cartoon star, the mascot and [[BreakthroughHit most successful cartoon series]] of the Creator/WalterLantz and Creator/{{Universal}} studios, from his [[BreakoutCharacter breakout debut]] in the WesternAnimation/AndyPanda short "WesternAnimation/{{Knock Knock|1940}}" [[note]]Although ''WesternAnimation/TheCrackedNut'', released the following year, was the debut of his own series.[[/note]], in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940]], to the end of his theatrical run in [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation 1972]], lasting for 198 shorts, supplemented by appearances in comics, merchandise, a long-running TV anthology show, a short-lived contemporary TV revival, and a live-action/CGI feature film, thus establishing him as an animation {{Long Runner|s}}.

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''Woody Woodpecker'' is an iconic cartoon star, the mascot and [[BreakthroughHit most successful cartoon series]] of the Creator/WalterLantz and Creator/{{Universal}} studios, from his [[BreakoutCharacter breakout debut]] in the WesternAnimation/AndyPanda short "WesternAnimation/{{Knock Knock|1940}}" [[note]]Although ''WesternAnimation/TheCrackedNut'', released the following year, was the debut of his own series.[[/note]], in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1940]], to the end of his theatrical run in [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation 1972]], lasting for 198 shorts, supplemented by appearances in comics, merchandise, a long-running TV anthology show, a short-lived contemporary TV revival, and a [[Film/WoodyWoodpecker live-action/CGI feature film, film]], thus establishing him as an animation {{Long Runner|s}}.
25th Feb '18 9:21:21 PM FHDTJESTHFHJU
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25th Feb '18 9:01:11 PM nombretomado
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However, the series got off to a rocky start, and it's easy to see why -- in Walter Lantz and Alex Lovy's attempts to imitate the fast paced slapstick of directors like Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett, they missed the mark -- the gags were often very derivative and juvenile (particularly the abundance of wordplay humor), the timing was floaty and mushy, and the animation, due in part to bad inkers and lousy inbetween work, was some of the sloppiest of any cartoon from the Golden Age. Lovy's haphazard direction and even pacing often undermined many gags, and kept the series from establishing a true identity for itself--and after the first couple shorts, Mel Blanc was forced to step down from the role of the Woodpecker upon getting an exclusive contract to Warner Bros cartoons, prompting Lantz to replace him with other voice actors, eventually settling on Ben Hardaway for years. Fortunately, matters improved when Lovy quit the studio and [[ShamusCulhane James "Shamus" Culhane]], an established [[Creator/FleischerStudios Fleischer]] and Disney animator, took over directorial duties, and improved the shorts considerably over Lovy's--the animation and staging got notably better with the aid of animation greats such as Creator/GrimNatwick and Emery Hawkins (although the shorts were still hampered by sloppy inkers and bad inbetween work), Woody's characterization became clearer, and the gags and pacing were improved, with the series starting moving away from being a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes clone to being more of a chase and slapstick cartoon in the vein of series like ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', resulting in classics like ''WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville'', ''Who's Cookin Who'' and ''Chew Chew Baby''. Also of note is was Culhane often abandoning the traditional storybook like watercolor backgrounds of earlier shorts in favor of minimalist, flat colored backgrounds--a very unique concept for shorts of the time. The only genuine criticism of his works would be that Woody was more prone to acting like a {{Jerkass}} than he did in the past.

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However, the series got off to a rocky start, and it's easy to see why -- in Walter Lantz and Alex Lovy's attempts to imitate the fast paced slapstick of directors like Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett, they missed the mark -- the gags were often very derivative and juvenile (particularly the abundance of wordplay humor), the timing was floaty and mushy, and the animation, due in part to bad inkers and lousy inbetween work, was some of the sloppiest of any cartoon from the Golden Age. Lovy's haphazard direction and even pacing often undermined many gags, and kept the series from establishing a true identity for itself--and after the first couple shorts, Mel Blanc was forced to step down from the role of the Woodpecker upon getting an exclusive contract to Warner Bros cartoons, prompting Lantz to replace him with other voice actors, eventually settling on Ben Hardaway for years. Fortunately, matters improved when Lovy quit the studio and [[ShamusCulhane [[Creator/ShamusCulhane James "Shamus" Culhane]], an established [[Creator/FleischerStudios Fleischer]] and Disney animator, took over directorial duties, and improved the shorts considerably over Lovy's--the animation and staging got notably better with the aid of animation greats such as Creator/GrimNatwick and Emery Hawkins (although the shorts were still hampered by sloppy inkers and bad inbetween work), Woody's characterization became clearer, and the gags and pacing were improved, with the series starting moving away from being a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes clone to being more of a chase and slapstick cartoon in the vein of series like ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', resulting in classics like ''WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville'', ''Who's Cookin Who'' and ''Chew Chew Baby''. Also of note is was Culhane often abandoning the traditional storybook like watercolor backgrounds of earlier shorts in favor of minimalist, flat colored backgrounds--a very unique concept for shorts of the time. The only genuine criticism of his works would be that Woody was more prone to acting like a {{Jerkass}} than he did in the past.



* WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville: ShamusCulhane's first Woody Woodpecker short. One of The50GreatestCartoons. Also the last Woody with green eyes until 1947. Woody's jerk tendencies were played up considerably from here on out, with sheer determination replacing his previously nutty, haphazard nature. He also recieved a major design overhaul in this short, doing away with his original ghoulish look in favor of a more streamlined, slicker design.

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* WesternAnimation/TheBarberOfSeville: ShamusCulhane's Creator/ShamusCulhane's first Woody Woodpecker short. One of The50GreatestCartoons. Also the last Woody with green eyes until 1947. Woody's jerk tendencies were played up considerably from here on out, with sheer determination replacing his previously nutty, haphazard nature. He also recieved a major design overhaul in this short, doing away with his original ghoulish look in favor of a more streamlined, slicker design.



* AnimationBump: The early shorts by Lantz and Lovy had very sloppy, off model prone animation. The animation improved to a degree when ShamusCulhane joined the studio, but his efforts were still undermined by bad inkers and sloppy inbetween work. The animation finally got up to par when Dick Lundy took over as the director, but then started to deteriorate again after the studio's temporary shutdown in 1949. The animation quality remained quite good under Lundy's replacement, Don Patterson, but grew steadily worse and worse when Patterson left and was replaced by Paul J. Smith and the returning Alex Lovy. Surprisingly enough the animation did improve near the end of the studio's life, when Smith recruited some better animators in 1971--72, but it was really too little, too late.

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* AnimationBump: The early shorts by Lantz and Lovy had very sloppy, off model prone animation. The animation improved to a degree when ShamusCulhane Creator/ShamusCulhane joined the studio, but his efforts were still undermined by bad inkers and sloppy inbetween work. The animation finally got up to par when Dick Lundy took over as the director, but then started to deteriorate again after the studio's temporary shutdown in 1949. The animation quality remained quite good under Lundy's replacement, Don Patterson, but grew steadily worse and worse when Patterson left and was replaced by Paul J. Smith and the returning Alex Lovy. Surprisingly enough the animation did improve near the end of the studio's life, when Smith recruited some better animators in 1971--72, but it was really too little, too late.



* TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation: The early cartoons superficially tried to copy them, but the animators lacked the knowledge and skills to do so, resulting in very sloppy animation. ShamusCulhane upped the ante somewhat during his tenure, and Dick Lundy brought the real deal to the shorts during his tenure.

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* TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation: The early cartoons superficially tried to copy them, but the animators lacked the knowledge and skills to do so, resulting in very sloppy animation. ShamusCulhane Creator/ShamusCulhane upped the ante somewhat during his tenure, and Dick Lundy brought the real deal to the shorts during his tenure.
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